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Swansea sees second confirmed case of COVID-19



SWANSEA — Acting Town Administrator James Purcell confirmed today that the Town of Swansea has been notified by Massachusetts Department of Public Health officials of a second confirmed case of COVID-19 in Swansea.

There are currently two positive COVID-19 cases in Swansea. The first positive case was announced on Sunday, March 22.

The Town of Swansea has received notification from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. All appropriate notifications have been made to potential close contacts with this patient, in accordance with established protocol, and all close contacts have been notified that they need to quarantine.

Both residents are currently isolated in their respective homes where they are recovering.

Swansea Board of Health officials is closely monitoring the situation.

Board of Selectmen Chairman Steve Kitchin and Town Administrator Purcell stress that this remains a very fluid and rapidly evolving situation.

All residents are urged to continue to practice social distancing and appropriate personal hygiene.

The state has set up the phone number 211 to answer questions that residents may have concerning COVID-19.

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